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Friday, August 01, 2008

My house is clean!

I turned in my book on Monday and my kids are at my parents. So yesterday, I cleaned this house from top to bottom. And you know what? It's really nice, but the truth is, it doesn't compare to having my kids around. I miss them something fierce, who would have thought?

My dog is doing her part. Right now, she's walked off with one of my shoes and is trying to gnaw the gel insert out of it. Fiona~! But the truth is, she can't do as much damage as four kids can. They have these little hands that work twice as fast as anything you can accomplish. And don't get me started on Elle changing her clothes five times a day.

So this week, I've read:
The Monster of Venice
Bitter is the New Black

Starting: Bilie Lett's new one.

And I've seen "Brideshead Revisited"

Been to San Francisco for the Faith, Hope & Love part of Romance Writers of America, looked at new cars (can't afford one!) shoe shopped at Nordstrom Rack and now, the dog and I are going for a hike. The truth is, I'd rather have the kids and a crazy writing deadline that all this freedom. Okay, one day, I'll take the freedom, then I want my babies back!

P.S. I found the above photo on my Photo Booth on my computer. The computer they aren't supposed to touch. Yeah, that one.
posted at 11:31 AM  
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At 12:26 PM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

Those pictures are hilarious! I'd love to see a scrapbook page layout of them.

I hear you about wanting babies back home. Our oldest son is a senior in high school this fall and I'm so not ready for him to spread his wings. The mommy in me wants to clip them so he can stay home forever. Good thing my Voice of Reason speaks up.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

LOL, the photos are so funny. And so telling, no? They can't deny what they did!

Hugs, Rachel

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Someone here stole a MacBook Air, and her friend was a programmer, so he could get on her computer from somewhere else, and he started taking photos of the guy, and they knew just what he looked like. Isn't that funny? Don't steal from Silicon Valley geeks I guess is the message.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

LOL, those pictures are classic. I'm shipping the kids off to grandma's in an hour. DH is still in Atlanta. I can't wait to have a clean house for a few days. And silence. woo-hoo!!

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Megan DiMaria said...

Those photos are precious. I had a child who couldn't keep her hands of my camera. Every time I got a roll of film (it was a long time ago) there would be at least three photos of a big eye. LOL.

Brideshead Revisited?? Was it good? I saw the ad on TV last night.

A prisoner of hope,

At 7:28 PM, Blogger CHickey said...

Yeah, kids are the greatest. My family is a mine, yours, and ours. By the time the last one leaves home in eight years, I will have had children under my care for over thirty years! What will I do with my free time? Write!

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Brideshead was great! A few racy scenes, but nothing you wouldn't see on TV these days. Great food for thought!

I found a whole bevy of photos, some with two heads, etc. There were better ones if I kept looking. LOL I get my kids today. YAY!!!

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

LOVE the pictures, Kristin. My mother used to find stuff like that on her computer from my brothers...among other things I won't mention. :)

Congrats on getting the book done too. I know the feeling. Just turned one in on the 15th myself and did the same thing -- cleaned the house. Guess it's that guilt while on a deadline. LOL!

Hope your kiddos come home soon so you won't have to miss them so much.

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

I am with you on the kiddos part. Although I have learned long ago to treasure what I lovingly refer to as my "mommy vacation".

My 3 kiddos are all at grandma and grandpa's house this week too, they come back on monday. I love them and miss the so badly, but I am so enjoying my time too!! I work outside the home on nonwriting related stuff all day, and hubby works evenings, so we are constantly running trying to keep up with things and kids.

The time off has been nice, but I will be glad to have them back on Monday:-)

The pics are hilarious! It looks like something my husband would HELP my kids too do. lol


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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